Trevor Zimmer is a Director at Dalberg Design, where he leads project engagement with public and private sector clients to apply design as a facilitative process and skillset. He believes that design better enables teams and organizations to collaborate across disciplines; align interests, contribute to organizational learnings, and identify solutions. His focus is on global health, change management, and new ventures.
At Dalberg, Trevor’s recent work include user research and testing for Ebola innovation in West Africa, demand generation for a product that reduces neo-natal mortality in Nigeria, conducting a health portfolio review for a development agency in India, designing a suite of financial services for small-holder farmers in the DR Congo, working with Indonesian fishing communities on collective fishery management, and co-creating learning processes for a portfolio of East African agricultural finance organizations.
Prior to Dalberg, Trevor worked with the Clinton Foundation. During a secondment with the South African Department of Health, he worked on an HIV treatment optimization study that improved patient outcomes and saved millions of dollars a year. He also co-ordinated the operations and budget for a $50 million-dollar program to increase access to essential medicines for children in India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
Trevor has a Master’s degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He has been published by MIT Press and is a faculty member at Parsons School of Design.